acoustic

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Etymology[edit]

French acoustique, from Ancient Greek ἀκουστικός ‎(akoustikós, auditory), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱh₂owsyéti ‎(to be sharp-eared), from *h₂eḱ- ‎(sharp) + *h₂ows- ‎(ear) + *yé- (denominative suffix).

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Adjective[edit]

acoustic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory.
  2. (music) Naturally producing or produced by an instrument without electrical amplification, as an acoustic guitar or acoustic piano.

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Noun[edit]

acoustic ‎(plural acoustics)

  1. (medicine) A medicine or other agent to assist hearing.